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to suspect dd's teachers of a cupcake scam?

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melpomene Fri 24-Oct-08 20:20:55

DD's school had a cake sale today. All the children were asked to bring in cakes, and most brought in a box or tinful of cakes. At morning breaktime the children go to buy cakes, but they are not allowed to buy any cakes to take home; they just buy a cake which they eat there on the spot. DD1 hoped to buy cakes for the rest of the family but was told she was not allowed. One of her classmates was in tears at school pickup time because he hadn't been able to buy a cake for his mum

So, if most of the children bring in several cakes, but they are only allowed to buy one each, what happens to the rest of the cakes?

QuintessentialShadows Fri 24-Oct-08 20:23:15

Was it all the children in the entire school, or just all the children in your dds class?

In my old school each class took it in turn, and then ALL the children could buy cake. So, really, 6 times per year there was a cake sale.

melpomene Fri 24-Oct-08 20:24:41

All the children in the school.

LittleMonkeysMummy Fri 24-Oct-08 20:24:59

I know that a school I worked in did this to give all the children in the school an opportunity to buy a cake (not all children brought in). Teachers also got the opportunity to buy one after the children bought theirs. At the end of the day any cakes that were left were put up for sale for children to take home.

Could be that there just weren't enough cakes? sad

katyamum Fri 24-Oct-08 20:25:21

we have a cake sale about 4 times a term, hosted by each year group. we sell at 3.30pm for anyone and everyone. we make average £250 per sale. How ridiculous that they aren't allowed to buy for their family. Weren't they going to sell them again at 3.30pm. Where did the rest of the cakes go??? The maths does not work out, does it?!

dilbertina Fri 24-Oct-08 20:25:45

We have monthly cake sale...all the children get a cake, those that have brought their 25p get to choose first. The leftovers are bagged up and can be purchased at end of the day. Why don't you ask what happens to yours? Although bear in mind not everyone will bring cakes in.

squeaver Fri 24-Oct-08 20:27:22

Clearly it's a money-laundering operation.

melpomene Fri 24-Oct-08 20:28:11

No, they didn't sell them off at the end of the day. My friend's dd is in year 5 and my friend said that she has never been able to buy cakes to bring home from the school cake sale.

elkiedee Fri 24-Oct-08 20:29:39

So do you think the teachers get to buy/scoff them all?

LittleMonkeysMummy Fri 24-Oct-08 20:31:46

You would be amazed at how many children don't bring in cakes!! And the tantrums that follow if there's not enough cakes for all of them!!

Half the time there's not enough for the teachers to get one - boo hoo sad

MadamDeathstare Fri 24-Oct-08 20:33:32

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TheWickerCam Sat 25-Oct-08 10:42:04

At dd's school cake sales the children are only allowed to buy two at the most as they generally eat what they buy and the teachers don't want them to fill up on cakes (or be sick). However, parents can attend the cake sale and buy some as well.

jellyhead Sat 25-Oct-08 10:57:16

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TheProvincialLady Sat 25-Oct-08 11:02:08

Oh the teachers will have eaten them all, you can just guarantee it. There is nothing teachers like better than 150 stolen fairy cakes made by children with snotty fingers in uncertain kitchens.

childrenofthecornsilk Sat 25-Oct-08 11:28:54

Not everyone will bring in cakes.

Starbear Sat 25-Oct-08 11:40:26

LOL, I love this. Cry a little, laugh a little, it something that children have to do. This does depend on the catchment area thou[hmmm]. Were the chocolate brownies a little too popular? Were the poppy seeds the best the Afghans could deliver? Sugar dusting we just don't know! I'll get in touch with my contacts at NSY and at last the Mumsy looking officers will have a job to do hurrah! wink

MadamDeathstare Sat 25-Oct-08 19:21:16

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twinsetofcocks Sat 25-Oct-08 19:32:47

I tell you what makes it worse, it is now half term all those lazy teachers will be sat at home eating those cakes, and who is paying for that - us the taxpayer!

pointygravedogger Sat 25-Oct-08 19:48:55

har - a lot of teachers do all in their power to make sure they never eat a cake a child has made at home.

twinsetofcocks Sat 25-Oct-08 19:56:59

I once ate a slice of cake that was in the staffroom and noticed a nervous silence from the other teachers, so asked whose the cake was and it was from one of our less well kept and rather smelly children. I could have vomited.

LittleMonkeysMummy Sat 25-Oct-08 20:00:21

I once had a mum who made christmas cakes for me and the classroom assistant. Lovely gesture until I found hair in the cake....ugh!

Us teachers are always wary about homebakes (unless you know the parents really, really well)

Having said that I did get a half eaten chocolate orange one year at the end of Christmas term!!

twinsetofcocks Sat 25-Oct-08 20:02:38

Ugh, the other staff thought it was so funny they told said child that Miss *** loved your cake. She bought one in almost weekly and one insisted on watching me taste it so I had to force down a slice in front of her whilst smiling and making mmm sounds.

LittleMonkeysMummy Sat 25-Oct-08 20:04:04


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